Newspaper Page Text
The St. Joseph
Observer. ? T it kft ' I . S- ; v. VOLUME XIII. THE RAGE FOB GOVERNOR PRESENTS COMPLICATIONS Dn Some of the Principle Issues All Candidates Agree But There are Others Which Sorely Vex. Col. Garrett of Kansas City Is the Latest Possibility Being Pushed Forth to Capture Soldier Vote JESFERSON CITY, March 11. (Special Correspondence). The pro posed entrance of Colonel lluby D Garrett of Knnsas City, a demobilized volunteer army officer who achieved nn enviable record for bravery " France ns a member of the famous Rainbow Division of" the American Expeditionary Tories, Into the demo cratic primary contest lor the nomin ation for Governs?, Is causing uneasi ness anions the other aspirants for the same honor. Sponsers of the sol- dlcr-posslblllty are already proclaim-,! ing that he will, on primary day, Ba ther In the votes of every democratic Missouri World-War cteran, in ad dition to many others. This assertion, if true, means that Col Garrett al ready has at his beck and call 75,000 democratic electors favoring his candi dacy, this electorate army bolng figur ed on the basis that only half of the 150,000 soldiers furnished for war purposes, are democratic, and that nil will turn out on prlnyury day to vote. It Is conceded by those who claim to be In authority on the subject, that such a start would easily make Col, Garrett Missouri's next. Governor But Col, Garrett has not as yet pub licly proclaimed that he aspires to he Missouri's next Governor, regard less of what his friends are prophesy ing, and the primary law requires a personal official declaration from him before he Is legally recognized as a candidate for this huso democratic gift. Garrett-for-governor clubs have been recently organized in Platte City, Platte County; Gallatin, Davies coun ty1, and Cameron, Clinton county. Their combined membership Is placed at 300 democrats. ICntrnnce of Atkinson Was Rxnected The formal entrance of Lawyer John M, Atkinson of St. Louis, sev eral times Representative from Rip ley county In the lower branch of the General Assembly, once speaker of the House .and afterwards one of the as slstants .of E. W Major, when .that AO.. A,. f A.,.... AM et Ifl.0AI1ml ... A. ' mime! uuvwiiui ui .uiDauuu Ai - torney-General, and more recently Chairman of the Public Service Com - mission. Into the democratic guberna-1 . ... .. . torial tourney, did not come as a sur - prise as he was listed to enter this con- test as early as the summer of 1919 test as ear y as the summer of 1919. Like Lieutenant Governor Wallace Crosby of Warrensburg. who ha. also announced for the same party plum, Atkinson Is of the opinion that na tional prohibition has come to stay and that one of tho chief duties of Missouri's next governor will be to help tightly clamp on the lid and sec that it stays hermetically scaled for at least four years. On state law en forcement, which includes prohibition, these two aspirants for tho big demo cratic state berth, agree with former State Senaior Frank II. Farrls of Phelps county, the only one of the trio who has really official!, so far, got ten Into the race. The latter however has gone a step further' than either Atkinson or Wallace on the subject of prohibition through proclaiming what his personal views are and bids fair on primary day thereby to corral all the libera) vote of the state, In cluding the heavy pluralities St. Louis, Kansas C(ty, Springfield, St. Joseph, Hannibal, Moberly, Sedalla, Joplin. Carthage, St. Charles, Cape Girardeau, Jefferson City and other former Mis souri oases, will give to bring about a slight tilting of the lid. Senator Farrla proclaimed, virtually that he personally favors good, real lager and Jlght winee, and that he sees no harm In a stinted Indulgence In such bever ages, especially on fete occasions. In Av opinion It rests entirely with Con gres3.and not with the Governor ot the.Stote of" Missouri, to. change" the national prohibition enabling act enough, before, the close of the year or early next session, to allow the man ufacture and sale of wholesome beer and light high-grade non-nJurtous wines. High legal authorities agree with Senator Farrls that Congress possess full power, under the present national' prohibition amendment, to offlcajly proclaim what constitutes an intoxicant. But until Congress does f amend the present natlonaTTenabllng -meajurf, 8enator Furrlt, (f elf f iefl Governor, will like Atkinson oiid AVi.il- lace. It this honor Is conferred on either, rigidly enforce prohibition. Ciuulldatcs Agree on Other Issue On such other paramount stutels sues as: a stato bonus for all demob ilized Missouri soldiers, marines and sailors) the. budget system for all fu ture appropriations of the state reven- uesj more pay for'public school teach ers, furthering tho good roads move - Hi-Hi, ucn-i,iiiii(i uii i-Aiuuiiiiii, Mm state's abundant risourccs and advan-'cst tages; labor economics, such as min imum wnges for women, and an elght- (Continued on Page Two) TAXPAYERS WONDERING And Well They May Over the Fnst Disappearing Money Rnlscil by tin- $2,000,000 Bond Issue Judge Jason II. Landls who resides on his big farm near Saxton, Is a former member of the county court and one of the best posted men in Buchanan county, and when he speaks ho alwaj s' says something. Like many other men who keep their eyes on what is in sight, he has noticed how tho $2,000,000 bond Issue money for good roads, voted by the people of the county, Is being frittered away, and this has caused him to send to the News-Press a caustic protest against such action, and In which he says: The taxpayers of Buchanan county are wondering what to do. Our $2, 000,000 bonds which we voted are Just disappearing like a snowball on a hot summer day, and we are getting no- tTilnw fni Ilia mnn.v W. oil ,Ma,1 ror tnege bonds Jn ood faith. The blueprints were Very satisfactory; they showed that every farm In the coun ty should be not more than one and one-half miles from a hard-surfaced road. They also showed that the roads that accommodated the most people would be the first to be hard surfac ed, whlcn was also very satisfactory. Then some of the leaders of the bond movement said it would not raise our taxes, which none but a fool would believe. I don't think there Is a tax. payer in the county that would care for the Increase In tax if the money was speni in me rigm way. uie wnoie tning has been mislead ing nnil thn mnnpv la hnlnw mnnnt In J " " "?" which are al,l. I. 1 1 ciitiumuuu owners. L, Every, one that knows Buchanan l0n these river bottom roads Is almost thrown ay unless the roadbeds are I raised. The Plattsburg road from lc. --- ,7..i "-"". ."" iJ"-iu, i" viuwi-i win accommoaaie more people than any other road lend- lnfr lnt0 st -'P- " has the high- t brl(,6e on p,nUe , and I less low ground to cross to get to it.1 '"" . people ought to how their- money should be spent. It looks to mo like we should have some recourse. . J, H. LANDIS. Baxton, Mo. ST. JOSEPH HAS 77,735? There. Is not a person in St. Joseph who does not believe that this city's census returns as reported from Washington yesterday are misleading or incorrect, due to a rnlstake at some stage In the proceedings. The figures given out aro 77,735, or but 332 moro than given by the census returns of 1910. The per cent of increase is .9. It Is expected that the error will be discovered nnd corrected in the next few days until which time St. Joseph will wait. O. D. MpitlUS WILL ni: CANDIDATE Charles D. Morris, editor of The Gazette is an aspirant to be a delegate to the Republican national conven tion, and bis friends are lndutripus ly working' to secure hlro the coveted honor. There are about a. dozen other big Republicans In the state who de sire to be one of .the "Big Four" but all of this part of the state is, as It should be, for Morris. " Mrs. W. E Wolfhy. wife of W. E. Wolfley, vthe latter an automobile dealer at Hiawatha, Kas., committed suicide at the home of Mrs. Nellie Hankley, 512 Faraon street. .Thursday night. She Had been in 111 health for a long time and this is the supposed cauwi of her taking her life," Zachary Talor,'30'years of age. a waiter at the' Ece 'Bro'pm restaurant. was seriously stabbed during a quarrel i,.ui. ne cutis in , wurt George u'"""' " loOK ,n ,na' I"8"- yccr - day afternoon. Schanus escaped after the affray. , ' 1 x : p Tha nrUffrnmniA tnr thn. fiill mj, mee.lljfg io.be Held at LakeConlra?y. h5nl.'U.T .. I. Al.lll fir?- .. ,..,..- v .,..- v. w. tuijiuicirn. - Aim pursrN wilt ajigregale f 10,000, -1 - ' . "T. -.i ---. DR. PITTS CALLED Tlio Well Known Specialist Succumbs nek ot,IIcn Wednesday, Jt was considerable of a shock to the people of this city Wednesday, when it was learned that Dr. Barton ritts the well known eye and car specialist had died suddenly that morning, following an attack of heart trouble which seized him a few days before. He was found In a critical condition in his room at the Benton Club at 6 a. m. and although Dr. Whl lace soon reached him, nothing could be done and he died shortly afterward. At tho time of his death, his wife and daughter Mildred were visiting In San Antonio, Texas. ' The two sons, Beverly and Barton, were attending college at German town, Pa. All of tho family are now at home. P Dr. Pitts came here from Norfolk. Va., thlrty-threo jcars ago, and has built up a very largo practice, nnd pros' pcrcd accordingly. In 1S93 he wns married to Miss Edna Steele, young- daughter of D, M. Steele, one of,Ier'5r has lull possession of Missouri St. Joseph's pioneer wholesalers. Tho funeral will take place tomorrow. BRANDED 220 -OF 'EM A Whole Hon ef Young Elks Arc Given n 1)00 of thp Itrumllns Iron Tuesday. There were 220 lame ones in st. Joscph Wednesday morning and by tfin eama tnlan horn a- "n nn .w ,... v. invu . r-ru v iivvr Elks In the city nt that time. All of this came about through tho fact that tho St. Joseph Elks had a monstetr Initiation on Tuesday night, follow- lng a grand-round-up in the afternoon at which time the herds were niadel ready for the burning. The baby Elks were herded together from near aW from for, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska being cal led upon for material. Following a grand parade at 5:30 In the afternoon; tho work of branding began at 7 p. m. and was kept up until midnight, when a feed took place after, which all of the Elks dropped Into the Ly ceum where "Let's Go," wan given, tho performance being for Elks only. Grand exalted ruler F. L. Raines of Folrbury, Neb, was present and took part in handling tho branding irons. COL. McNEELY HOME St. Joseph's Soldier Is Given n Warm Welcome on His neturn After Two Years. In August, 1917 when Col. John D. McNeely left St. Joseph with his reg iment for war service, he did not know If he wouM ever see his ohl home again but he has for on Sunday, he reached safe and sound, and much to tho Joy of his relatives and many i . Since fils departure Col. McNeely has eventful career firt as com evenuui career, rirtt as com-' - of a regiment, next as staff officer with the Second and Third Army Corps; and last as a claim offl- cer settling the affairs of the govern ment. In all of thews vocations he1 served with credit and dlstinctioi) vvnile be was with the claims depart ment over 19,000 claims were adjust ed and disposed of. Col. McNeely comes home in perfect health and ready for any sort of adventure. ' Col. McNeely sailed for home Iron Antwerp, coming on the transport Buford, the "ark" that carried the de ported reds to Europe. BAILEY WAS MOST CintTAIXljY THOUGHTFUL- Unley Bailey ls certainly one ot the most thought?! and considerate young men in St. Joseph no matter If he is in Jail nnd will go to Boon- vllle Monday to serve four years jnjPhient Include the'isajance of 3.- the reform school for stealing two Ford flivvers. Bailey had a sweet- heart, who reproached him because he did not have a lov rldlnc or on h went out and stole a Ford for her ' Then sho perversely reproached him' because it was not a self-starter and he went out and'stole another tilwyri ,n I....I - . .M .. ,.au a oiunpi onu 11 siarea Bailey to therrjform school. ANDREW SOLON IS IN TROITIiR Uncle Lyman Holcamb of Andrew county was elected to the state 'It-gts-lature two years ago on the gop ticket and served during the regular 'and special sessions with varied surer n principally varied. Last November! Tihsr-f he wos married to Carrie W:hitpkft' with whom he had a meteoric c&?ei,f as ln January he dew-rled" hsr, ill.ls. .week he sues him In the court7irr for divorce, alleging debertlon and .... . - " -.. 3 k'Ant TT rl,,l. 1... ... n i.JT. i-l3 of years was St- Joseph's! 4finJ5 .ll !. .1 . '.!..., . ..--.T w-.--.,w .- . ... .....v. ... . jcht-iit nw.atrr. uivii ,,. , :,i,p,Bn mm ,.-... s- - - . -inj , present home, Tliursday nlht., ST. JOSEPH, MO., SATURDAY, MARCH I SULLIVAN DEPOSITS OVER MILLION DOLLARS In the Past Two MonlKs to the Credit of the Good Poads Fund WHICH SHOULD SATISFY THE ENTHUSIASTS And Guise tho People of the State Wlto .Arc Interested .lit Missouri Having the Best Roads In the Union to" Take Notice Tliaf1 the lund Which Arc the Vital Factor In the Great Undertaking are Bciiifr Pro vided for WiUi All Possible Caro 1 nnd SiiCvd. JEFFERSON CITY, MaMi 10. ( Special Correspondence) That pros and will bo much In evidence through 6ut the entire year, regardless of the high cost of living, is vivldl" illustrat ed by some facts" and figures Just giv en ontj by Secretary of State John L. Kulllyap, dealing with tho remarkable Increase in issuance of automobile state plates and licenses during Jan- juary annreoruary onasv as compar- ea un lne s.arae monlns : ' " " , Q Ilo. Automoblles are still lawed -ns costly luxuries, especially with the prevailing high cost of gasoline and accessorjes, and the ever increasing ' V0 ot the cars themselieH. regard less ot how plentiful they are every where, and for this reason the num ber In, Use serves as an efficient bar ometer on which to guage the pros perity of a state. - , iWtien tlio Work Starts The annual day for renewing auto mobile plates and licensee In Missouri commences with February 1 of each tycaiv January and February are the months when the automot "le depart- I meat of the Secretary of BtMe runs day and nlgnt, including holidays and Sundays, to keep apace with the de mand for new plates and licenses. During-the months of January and February, 1920, Secretary of State Sullivan Issued 189,290-owner's plat esj itjierpby breaking all previous high records in this respect, regardless of mKsl. Thfuneral occurred from the fact that half of the working force her ,ate home Tnur8day afternoon, were la grippe victims most of those L,d burial was in the DeKalb ccme sixty days. In January jind February. tcry. Bc8lu(, her husband she Is sur 1919, when 129,317 plates were Is- vlved by , sons and a daughter. sued, as compared to 120.84 for thoDrs. John H and nen F, aml ruchard win- ,u ,u13 ,n is., u was mougni; me wgn water mark had been attained, The 1920 plate Issuance re- cord, exceeding that of 1919 by nearly 60,000 plates, constitutes a gain of over 47.9 per cent, iq furu, Indicate the Missouri 1920 prosperity. v,M,.,l. hTj ' l.wl" ?i! " Tq further indicate the Increase of over any legends of (the Btate' Aurin the P months con- sldered In this treatise, ,'ames J. O' Connor, Supervisor of fYui Stae Auto mobile Department reported to Sec rect&ry, of State Sullivan that, in ad dltioji to the plates to car owners, 1, 693 tplates were Issued to dealers, as compared to 1,25 deajers' plates dur ing the same months of 1919, and 1, J9.4 dealers' plates during the same months of 1918. -This increase In Mis souri automobile dealers and selling agencies In a year, nearly S2 per cent is accepted by those rho are criter ion on the industry as Indicating that the Missouri automobile business, 1920 will exceed that of 19T9 1 fully for ty per cent. Otlier Achlevcmenti ,f Sulllian UllllT .- . ler 1920 achievements of Secre Df S,tate Sulilvan'satuomoblle de- tary of 233 duplicate -'dealer's plates, 1,277 STCSITTaTIRJTfCSS Hi Vi tJ; Jli dlLAbJ'bJ) . F. I'M Business is justness, but men are men, Working, Roving and dreaming, Tojliijjjjvjtjj lianimer.-brush or pen, Roisterintl.lanninB, scheming. 'f? Business j$ business, but he's a fool Whose busttrss has grown to smother His faitbJv; men and the Golden Rule HU'loeTfor a friend and a brother. Business ap business, but life is life, Though ity 'ie all in the game to will it, Let's re ftni'Uines from the heat and strife And try tftbe friends for a minute, ' . Let'SjSeekJ ju be comrades now and then And stefrom our golden tether; Businesisbusiiiess, but men are men, ' Ami we're all good pals together, . ui v i. Tj 1 'A 7Tf S3 ' iv 1 t S 13, 1920 FINALLY LANDED ONE Gops Hair a Hard lime In Completing Tlidr Ticket For the City Election. None of tho faithful seemed anxious to buckle up to the Job of making tho forlorn hope race for city treasurer and as a result on Wednesday the gop bosses put in all of tho day decper ately hunting a victim. At the elev enth hour they managed to pursuade W. S. Willard to sacrifice himself and his narho will be placed on tho ballot If hd 'floes not get cold feet beforo tho primary Tuesday. The other lamns who filed for the slaughter which will come olthcr next week, or In April, for those who sur vive next Tuesday's butchery, aro Elliot Marshall, Dent Morrison and Dr. Lerol Beck for major; Stephen A. Mooro and Louis E. Altweln for auditor, and William T. Gray, Harri son ElJIs and Alva F. Lindsay (tho present Incumbent) for police Jude. Tho. candidates walked up to tho captain's office and deposited -$100 each for major, J60 for auditor and treasurer and tbO each for police Judge to, help make the mare go. THE CLOSING NUMBER Mn. Francis Henry Hill's ScrlCM to1 CIom? Monday' With the Snlzcdn h' ' " ?Kncmble. What promises to be tho crowning foatuie of Mrs. Francis Henry Hill's, concert season, will be the closing number at the Auditorium Monday night when the world famous Salzedo Harp Ensemble and Povla Frijsh will be the attractions. The programme to be rendered Is of the best and has dellghtcd thousands upon thousands in other places. The seat sale is now on at tho Jenkins Music store and from the ad vance sales a great audlenco Is ex pected. Mrs. Hill will close her sea son with one of her best attractions. MOTHER OF THE SAMP.SOX BROTHERS DEAD After living In this county almost all ofiWr life and the major portion of that in the DcKalb neighborhood, Mrs. Eliza Jane Sampson, clghty-one years of age, died at the family home rn.1 niiran vit- r nvinrir Wednesday aXtortrsBftfjas the wife of Ben jamin Sampson, who survives her. She was a woman who was loved and re- IsDccted by all. and who will be sadly Rampson. St. Joseph; William and i Jamcg Bampson an1 Mrs. Maaei6 Flm,hi DoKalb. AIbcrt Sampson, Mo. ray, Kan. and Charles C. Sampson, Tarloy, Mo. motorcycle plutes. and 16,375 chauf- feurb' badges. The gains in Issuance I of such plates and badges over any previous record were as marked as for owners' and dealers' plates. The St. Louis branch of Secretary ot State Sullivan's automobl licens ing department in January and March of 1920 issued plates for and registered 34,775 car owners; 7,624 chauffeurs and G1S motorcyclesr The Kansas City branch, the same two months, 1920. issued plates for and registered S9.15ft owners. 293 motnrovnles mid 2,029 chauffeur badges; and the St. Josepji office, 7,703 owner plates; 342 chauffeur badges and 910 motorcyclo plates. ' For the months of January and Feb- ruary, 1920, Secretary Sullivan de- posited In the State Treasury, to the credit ot the Good Roads Fund, the ( sum of tl. 012,152.20. Such are the indications of a record breaking year, of prosperity for Missouri during 1920, A. T. EDMON'STON TT(S TDTnrOTTM!T?SO 9 iXtJ ii&a2'll&llJltt&s V. W.) IN THE LAND OF SKY BLOE WATERS St. Joseph People Are Now En joying the Balmy Breezes AND FEASTING ON DELICIOUS FRUITS I"rcd W. Lauder Who Now Has Be come Almoxt a HoJdcnt of "lint Florida" Grows Truly rjoqiicnt In His DcKTljitlon iif tlio Wonderful Climate nnd tlio Clinrni of That Beautiful J'lr.iMiirlaml of the Sun ny South. "In tho Land of the Sky-blue Water; Midst tho statelj, whispering pine. 1 sit me down In quietude; To write jou these fow lines." Pardon the Infliction, but having been In this section of the country since early lust November, viewing with awe and wonder, the splendors, both natural and artificial of this beau tiful land, it is small wonder that one should become Imbued with romitie artistic, and poetic tn.l, even If they n,"nt a "ccn-o for either; but He that ns lt ma'. the Introductory will give ou an Idea of how water now appeals to most of us In 1920 the year ot plenty. (If you have the price ) I have spent two thirds of my time In Dundee; not tho one made famous I however, by either "John of CInber- ' l.m,cA" n.. . V. r ,T1mam a T. n u I a i.uuo 1,1 nil- IJUIHIl-lB J &)UI!ll!t Dundee," but a "wee smatoon," In the "Hlelands" of Florida, with a popula tion of three hundred persons, located In Polk County, on tho crest of the ridge, extending southward from Haines City, some 50 or 60 miles throughendless groves of orange and tgrape-frult trees, whose dark, waxy, green folLage, golden colored fruits and fragrant bloFsoms, make a com bination of rarity and beauty. In tlic Citrus Belt Geographically, we are In that part of tho state which is about half way between Jacksonville on the north and Miami, on the south, a strip run ning from East to west, or In other words, from the Atlantic ocean to the Gulf of Mexico and k'nown as the "Main Citrus Belt." To the north of lt. the agricultural belt and to the south, a section given over to numberless lakes, the Ever glades, (where are, still to be four.d tho remnant ot that once numerical- ly strong tribe, the Sefm, "Hans) and the Tourists. I have mentioned "Tourists," last, for throush the Scriptural teachings we are told that the "Last shall be ' Iha t 4V. i a 1 . . . """ "u ",c 1,rsl Bna" De from close observation 1 am ready to to he state convention at Joplin April say. that the adage certainly holdsl23rd- good In this Instance, for coming I n net Friday night maun primar through the gateway at Jacksonville ilt3 will be -held In the various eity In the late autumn or early winter, ard to elect delegates to the city every year for the past decade, nt 'convention the following day. Tha least: streami that great army of travelers, some In rags, some In Jags and some In velvet gowns, anxiously hastening to the place where, every I day ls summer and the flowers never u,e: lnore to escaDe tn coal bills and 1 '""" " nonnern w inter St. Joseph People in IMik'iire Many St. Josephltes have made the pllgrirdage this season, so for. those who care, I am listing the folks from "Our Home Town" who havo visited In this locality the past 90 days Heading the "line up" 'from the "City Worth While" I am naming Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hunt, and Mr. Earl MeBrido (who now reside here permanontl)) and the following so journers: Mr. and Mrs. Chas T. Hummer Mr. and Mrs. John Dobler Mr. and Mrs. F L Bauer Str. John Armstrong and son iMr. Clarence Fletcher Mrs. Joseph Brady Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Lauder Mr. and Mrs. John Helming Mr and Mrs. W. 8. Kinnlson Mr. Chas, Watson Dr. J. I. Byrne Dr. Louis Buuman Dr. E. J. NetHerton and wife Mr. Dayld Sampson Mr. August Lemser Messrs John and Thos. Keegun Mr. Jas Rear don . Mr. and Mrs. Chas Ogden and diughter Mrs. J. T Frryman Mr. Edward Olson Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mueller Mr. True Davis Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Hart " Mr. Clyis Kn.el(,p Mr. and Mrs. Edward Isaacson and daughter, and Judge R. E. Quiver s.r : . (Continued. on Pge Ifwo) NUMBER 28. A IIOTTH.Y FIASCO The Attempt to lllnckin the Rx:- ord of Two ComiicU'iil Demo- erotic County Official-. A rank, rotten fiasco An attempt to blacken which failed, for tho ample rt"n It never had a foundHtlon. Instead of a deficit as wns hop- cd for, the shoe was on the other foot. Petty peanut politics nmMn dl ff cloe that lt dom not ! to bite ' off more than oon be easily and ' tafcly masticated. ' Buchanan county ows Consta- ' ble Walter S. Tatton ti ImMeurt Ot ' his being indebted to tho cunrjr, ' and tho Republican auditing board sent from th Republican 1 stato audltaVs office at the behest ' of tho Republican end of the ' county court, after working tw' ' weeks at the books and then Mr- ' rying their work to Jeffri4n ' City where it was oump!Hsl a ' week later, could do nothing oke ' except to give Count Auditor " Will It. Campbell a . lean Mil of ' health, and in addition stato thftt his office was well and propmiy ' conducted and w in every vvny ' reliable and trustworthy. " In tho niattar ef the sllegfCiV 1 shortage of Confutable Patton, not onl did the Republican VHt ' committeo find that h does not owe Uuchanan count a stngt pnny, but on the other hand Ihi- ' chanan county is indebted to Can- stable Patton in the sum of $1. This to the report of the audit committee .filed with the county court Thursday, and whkh cost the taxpayei-s of Buchanan county a heavy bill, Just In order that th Republican end of the county court could play piunut politic to their present dhgul and pr- row. DEMOCRATS GETTING BUSY Tho fit) and the Count CommiUt'itt La) Out Work for the Voters. The few following weeks wrtl bo busy pnes for the Demix-rat of tho olty and county, for the city boys havo an election on and the ceunty Iiojh will have a convention Secretary Smith has notified them tha.t now la the time to get busy and they will. The first on the programme will be th- meeting of the county central committee at the court house at 2 p. m today, at which time arrangements will be made to select the delegates to the county convention to be held in tho court houi.e on March 27, at which time forty-four delegates made up of mnn anil i nman snr411 tiA caluilail a rrrt , '""" "' "'" "-.""-" clt" convention will be called to order Saturday at 10 a. m. At that time-a ticket wilt be nominated against which no' gop ticket can prevail. ALL PROMISED BUT WILL THEY Gop Candidate for Major Mt-ct Ih thd SiuaiTl Cin-le and Ixxik S;1'!- cloulj ut I-uli Other "Yep, I'll support ou if you beat me," said Marshall. "Yep, I'll support you it you kuwok me out." said Marrteen. ' "Yep. I'll support you If I can't bet you," said Beek. Then all there of the gap gfctdtaUr-i sized aeh other up and though deep down to himself for a moment or w). Some one was crooked or cruet enough to suggest that tM wm tho "reervutin period." After the big chiefs had settl.! things in this way Saturday nibt at the gop eaiious, tliore was nothing lio left to do except adjourn and wJhC up tha l.nlvos. He who believe tMLt the gop primary will pas eff vrblMUt trouble and without slippteg i tml' ih. THAIiMAN .ACCIUTS MAYS ,yi. CIJNI5? , ' As Vernon G Mays tx-MiurUiI-ent of the St. Jvpb sohoule wte f UN ed of election three ejn s. Id the osmmlUee ttuvt if he aaept , position of p-rinrinal of Ctmrak Iii,h Soheei. it would put hlro hark ntn ysarg. tht board 4M not mgr the af ter and he ls out Prof. John W. Thalman. tho nelj- ksfd ijrtn tendsat to take Mays' placJffP tunc d Monday that he wul'attflk w oftl e, ami Is nw In aeUve re'prflwra,- ra tlun to b'Cto wwrk Julr 1- 9 r-s."W.